My Juvenile

Paroles

En noir, paroles chantées par Antony

Down the corridor
I send warmth, I send warmth
Down the staircase
I send warmth, I send warmth

Thank you for again
To get to be able
To send warmth, to send warmth
Perhaps I set you too free, too fast, too young

But the intentions were pure
But the intentions were pure


My juvenile
My juvenile
My juvenile

I truly say
You are my biggest love
I clumsily tried to
Free you from me
One last embrace
To tie a sacred ribbon

This is an offer to better the last let-go
This is an offer to better the last let-go
This is an offer to better the last let-go


The intentions were pure

My juvenile (My juvenile)
My juvenile (My juvenile)
My juvenile (My juvenile)

My juvenile


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Infos

Musique

Interprété par : Björk et Antony Hegarty
Ecriture, production et programmation : Björk
Ingénieurs du son : Michael Pärt
Clavichord : Jonas Sen

Infos

En duo avec Antony Hegarty qui interprète le rôle de la « la conscience. »
Thème de la chanson : La Maternité
Björk évoque ici son fils Sindri

A propos du titre

She also sings to her two children : her daughter and her son, Sindri, who is 20. In My Juvenile, a ballad accompanied by sparse clusters on a clavichord, she chides herself for the way she treated Sindri - «  Perhaps I set you too free too fast too young  » - while Antony sings «  The intentions were pure  » by way of reassurance. « You sort of let go too much when they’re 14  », Björk said. « And then suddenly when they’re 16, you behave again like they’re 8. And then when they’re 18, you think they can fly across the world on their own. And then when they’re 20, you tell them off because they’re wearing a dirty jacket. It’s clumsy. »
source : « At Home Again in the Unknown », NY Times - 29/04/2007


She asked Hegarty to sing on two tracks, the cinematic sweep of Dull Flame of Desire, and My Juvenile, «  a song about my teenage son and the conversation you have in your head. I haven’t met a parent who doesn’t carry guilt. » She had already performed two sets of vocals, one as the parent, the other as « the conscience » before asking Hegarty to perform the latter role. « So the backing vocals were sort of like Jiminy Cricket and the main voice was sort of a Pinocchio », she explains blithely. « Jiminy Cricket is going, ’You know you did your best, don’t worry about it,’ and being soothing. And Antony’s naturally like that, he’s really soothing. »
source : « I had a little bit of cabin fever », The Guardian - 27.04.2007